I love succotash but don't really like lima beans! So I tweaked the classic old fashioned way and came up with my own version. My husband really liked it this way and I must say it was a huge success! You may also add smoked ham or country ham to this dish if you desire ( the picture has smoked ham in it - it was my second time making it and I added the smoked ham - wonderful addition!) Family tested and family approved.
Place butter peas, thyme, onion half and garlic clove in a medium sauce pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil ; reduced heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally 20 minutes or until tender. Drain beans, reserving liquid; discard onion, garlic and thyme.
Saute diced onion in hot oil in large skillet over med-high heat until tender. Stir in corn and honey; cook stirring consistinately until corn is tender about 5 minutes. Stir in beans, chives and 1/2 reserved liquid. Cook approximately 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in butter and salt and pepper to taste.